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Posts Tagged ‘Future Facts’

Seven Trend-Setting Projects, Plans Earn Smart Growth Awards for 2011

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Seven projects and plans, ranging from a new village center in Byram Township to a creative inter-municipal affordable-housing project in Woodstown Borough and Pilesgrove Township to an innovative recycling facility in Woodbridge, have been selected to receive 2011 Smart Growth Awards.

Make the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

The League of American Bicyclists recently ranked New Jersey the eighth most “Bicycle Friendly State” and bestowed a “Bronze Award” on the Garden State for its policies.

Local Agriculture Growing in Popularity and Importance

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

With increased importance being placed on eating locally grown fresh food, more and more citizens and local governments are exploring small-scale farming, community food gardens and farmer’s markets.

Pittsburgh Offers Bold Model for Redevelopment

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

As cities and towns in New Jersey grapple with the economic and social challenges of the 21st Century, Murphy said, they can draw some lessons from the example set by Pittsburgh where regional tax-base sharing initiated 40 years ago has led to land-use decisions that preserve open space and maintain vibrant downtowns.

Forum Puts Focus on Redevelopment

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Redevelopment is not a cookie-cutter exercise; it can take many different shapes and comes in many different sizes.

Fort Monmouth Redevelopment Taking Shape

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

In August 2010, the Legislature dissolved the planning authority and created the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority to implement the plan.

If New Jersey Were a Country …

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Only four countries in the world are more urbanized than New Jersey, where the population density is 10 times that of the United States as a whole.

Parking at NJ Transit Stations Can Generate More than Revenue

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

NJ Transit’s rail system has a network of 66,000 public, private and municipally owned parking spaces at its stations, of which approximately 79 percent are occupied on the average weekday.

The three stations with the largest amount of parking are Metropark, Princeton Junction and Trenton, all on the Northeast Corridor line. The three stations with the […]

Demographic Changes May Mean Big Redevelopment Opportunities

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Smaller families and single homebuyers will seek smaller, less expensive homes near jobs and transportation.

Market Forces Portend Shift From Sprawl to Redevelopment

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

The percent of New Jersey households containing children under age 18 has been falling steadily, to the point that two-thirds of New Jersey households are now child-free.

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